Nami has girls in white face, which makes the whole spiritual thing make sense now. They look like ghosts, and not altogether contended ghosts. Hungry ghosts. Stefan tells them to take their hands off of their models and Calvin declares that it is what it is. "The Lord has saved me!" Yeah, I don't know, either.
The show begins, and there is fake snow on the runway. They're walking so slow. And, they're barefoot. Dominique has a look that is a giant sheath top and shorts which gets applause from the audience. The last of her looks is a black gown that wraps around the head like waves. Calvin's first look is the pregnancy dress. It looks like a dress with a Baby Bjorn under the bodice. Isaac is confused. The next look is camel and black. It's a neat shapeless silhouette. The last is a white dress that is lovely and odd -- very dramatic.
The Bravo fun times commercial break is the designers talking about how none of them know Isaac's CRAZY references like Irving Penn and Cecil Beaton.
It's judging time. Isaac introduces Glenda and Gilles Mendel, from J. Mendel. They start with Emerald. Isaac likes the fluid thought apparent in the collection. Jeffrey says they wanted to make a goddess from air returning to water. Isaac doesn't like that white jacket with the cheap zipper.
Cesar gets a critique. He says that he started with dyeing the draped dress. Glenda thinks it's one of the most successful of the collection. She doesn't like the unfinished hem though -- she finds it too jolting. Isaac congratulates him for making it with one seam. Glenda doesn't mind the big jacket, but she doesn't like the accompanying dress. Isaac thinks the fabric looks cheap with the dye. Cesar says that he wanted more expensive fabric, but Iman says that's his fault. She thinks this dress destroyed the entire house.
The talk about Jeffrey's model with the dress from the bottom of the ocean. Glenda likes the dress but not the leggings. Isaac shuts that shit down. He thinks they look fresh. Gilles thinks it's a winner. Iman loves the back, with its very chic knot. Isaac says it's VERY SPECIAL.
They think the tiara doesn't work. Iman doesn't like it. She thinks it's a weird pastiche of a bunch of different ideas.
It's Nami's turn in front of the firing squad. Calvin says their collection is about more than elements -- it's about human spirit. Glenda thinks that the models looked miserable because they didn't have shoes. Heh. Iman says it struck a chord with the audience.